Important Alert for Graduates from South African Tertiary Institutions: Directive regarding granting of Permanent Residence status in terms of Section 27(B) of the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act no 13 of 2002): Graduates from South African tertiary institution’s in the area of critical skills.
Permanent Residence Permits – 2012’s numbers In contrast to 141.550 issued temporary residence permits only 1.283 permanent residence permits (PRP) were issued in 2012. The biggest group was the relatives’ permit that came up for almost 50% with 640 permits issued. This was followed by work (441) and business permits (94) as well as permits for retired persons (58) and refugees (50). The top eight countries of PRP-recipients were Zimbabwe (19,6%), UK (11%), Congo (7%), China (6,9%), India (5,9%), Germany (5,1%), Nigeria (4,7%) and DRC (3,4%).